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THE ARCHETYPAL PATTERN OF THE WOUNDED HEALER: A Repeat Seminar For Professional Caregivers of All Kinds

  • Friday, October 23, 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • The Library at the Jung Society of Washington, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W., Washington DC 20016
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Friday, October 23


Workshop

James Hollis


Sponsored by The Jungian 

Analysts of Washington 


Exploring the personal and ethical challenges in professional caregiving, this three-hour workshop is designed for caregivers of all kinds, including clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, medical specialists, social workers, nurses, physicians, and clergy.


As C.G. Jung once observed, only the wounded healer can heal. Only the person who has suffered, come to an enlarged consciousness through that suffering, and then relates out of a more assimilated woundedness can have a healing effect.  


The highest percentage of persons in the caregiving professions come from troubled backgrounds and may unconsciously be seeking personal healing through their choice of profession. This program examines intra-psychic dynamics commonly found among caregivers and provides tools for participants to identify 1) the psychodynamics active in the choice and practice of their profession and 2) the typical setups for ethical transgression to which the wounded healer is predisposed. 


This workshop will combine lecture and discussion.  


PRESENTER: 
James Hollis, Ph.D. is a graduate of the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland, and executive director of the Jung Society of Washington.  The author of 14 books, he teaches at the Jung Society of Washington and is a distinguished faculty member of the Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco. 


CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION: 

3 APA CEs in Ethics for Psychologists, Advanced Level 
3 NASW Ethics Contact Hours 

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: 


Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to: 

1.  Enumerate at least three recurring patterns of perception and behavior expressed by the archetype of the wounded healer

2. Identify those dynamics, characteristically found in caregivers’ family backgrounds, that provide unconscious motivation in the choice of caregiving as a profession. 

3. Describe the psychological risks that befall the wounded healer who lives daily amid the wounds of others. 

4. Delineate at least three recurring patterns in the practice of caregiving that place the wounded healer at risk for ethical transgression. 
 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:  

Hollis, James, Creating a Life:  Finding Your Individual Path, Inner City Books, Toronto, 2001. 
Sedgwick, David, The Wounded Healer: Countertransference from a Jungian Perspective, Routledge, New York, 1994.


This program is sponsored by the Jungian Analysts of Washington Association (JAWA). JAWA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. JAWA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

For further information in regard to APA CEs contact:

Melanie Starr Costello, Ph.D.

JAWA Director of Education

1228 17th Street, NW

Washington, DC  20036

202-588-5008

starrcostello@verizon.net 

OUR MISSION

The Jung Society of Washington is dedicated to nourishing the human spirit and to serving the longing that comes to us in our dreams and in moments of hardship, imagination, struggle, and creativity.  We support the exploration of our own psychic depths and the primal impulse for personality integration that Dr. Carl Gustav Jung called "individuation".  With a psychological lens, we deepen the discussion of social issues, history, and current events.  We encourage the development of greater self-awareness and creative expression—individually, in relationships, and within the community. 

JUNG SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON
5200 Cathedral Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
CALL: 202-237-8109
EMAIL: jungsociety@jung.org

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LIBRARY HOURS
Tuesday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
EMAIL: junglibrary@jung.org

DIRECTIONS
BY CAR: From MacArthur Blvd., turn east (away from the Potomac River) onto Cathedral at the light between Loughboro and Arizona. 


BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: D6 bus line.
Parking is available in the streets.
Entrance to the Jung Society library and office is from the side street, Hawthorne Place.


The Jung Society of Washington is a nonprofit educational institution. Although many of the Jung Society's programs involve analytical psychology and allied subjects, these offerings are intended, and should be viewed, as a source of information and education, and not as therapy. The Jung Society does not offer psychoanalytical or other mental health services.
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